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Anees Jillani
Anees Jillani

The writer is an advocate of the Supreme Court.

  • August 24, 2022

    Imran or Netflix: the choice is yours

    There is no doubt Imran is the best communicator amongst the politicians at the moment.

  • January 11, 2021

    The Hazara killings

    One of the first things one realizes about Pakistan is that its population lives in different eras. A tiny minority is attuned to the latest trends...

  • November 16, 2020

    Democracy has suffered

    The world has heaved a sigh of relief that Joe Biden has clinched the American presidency. Since the end of the World Wars, the US has been acting...

  • October 29, 2020

    After 73 years

    The people of Kashmir observe October 27 as the day of occupation because it was on this day in 1947 that India sent its army to occupy the land of...

  • November 04, 2018

    Confronting cruelty

    Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the Pakistan Citizens’ Portal to give the public an opportunity to make complaints and have them redressed....

  • July 27, 2018

    The missing rights of the child

    Children constitute 50 percent of Pakistan’s population but remain the most neglected segment of our society. Because they cannot vote, political...

  • May 08, 2018

    A ‘minor incident’

    In Spain last month, hundreds of people protested against the sentence handed down by a court against the five young people of ‘La Manada’ or...

  • April 26, 2018

    Strange cruelty

    Some of you may have heard of Kavaan, the lonesome and only elephant incarcerated in the Islamabad Zoo. His partner Sehli died in May 2012 after...

  • April 09, 2018

    Kashmir deserves better

    There is hardly any arena of our lives that is not touched by the Kashmir dispute. Twenty Kashmiris were shot dead on April 1 in Indian Occupied...

  • March 29, 2018

    Demilitarising Kashmir

    Pakistan claims that 52 of its citizens were killed in 1,300 ceasefire violations by India along the Line of Control in 2017. The latter claims...

  • January 18, 2018

    Nothing’s changed

    It is difficult to hold on to the virtues of positive thinking when it comes to Pakistan. The entire country is being run on a one-minute reactive...

  • August 17, 2017

    Protecting child rights in Sindh

    Pakistan is one of those unfortunate countries where hundreds of thousands of children under the age of five years die each year. Only those of our...

  • April 05, 2017

    The child worker

    A bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, heard the case related to the hiring and torturing of an under-18...

  • January 13, 2017

    The Tayyabas of Pakistan

    Our society has suddenly discovered Tayyaba, a ten-year-old girl who was brutally tortured by the wife of an additional sessions and district judge...

  • October 10, 2016

    Confusing punishment

    On October 6, 2016, parliament in a joint session passed the Criminal Law Act, 2016. The law comes into force once signed by the president of...

  • September 25, 2016

    A new beginning

    If one watches the Indian news channels, one gets the impression that an attack on Pakistan is imminent following the September 17 militant attack...

  • August 13, 2016

    Helping Kaavan retire

    It is about time Kaavan retired from his service at the Islamabad Zoo and was transferred to a sanctuary. Four Paws International, an animal welfare...

  • May 13, 2016

    A question of honour

    Sixteen-year-old Ambreen was dragged out of her house by one Sardar Saeed on the night of April 29 in Makol village near the town of Dunga Gali,...

  • March 13, 2016

    The law of contempt

    Article 19 of Pakistan’s constitution gives every citizen the right to freedom of speech and expression. This right is unconditional and no...

  • February 11, 2016

    The status of health

    Access to health is not a fundamental right under Pakistan’s constitution. No specific provision relating to health is included in the chapter...

  • February 05, 2016

    Children at kilns

    In January 2016, the Punjab government enacted a law titled the ‘Punjab Prohibition of Child Labor at Brick Kilns Ordinance 2016 ’. The...

  • February 01, 2016

    How to appoint a minister

    We have heard many times that our country is passing through a ‘critical period’ in its history and that we should refrain from rocking...

  • January 17, 2016

    No country for animals

    Life is getting from bad to worse for almost everyone in the country but imagine the plight of those creatures that are helpless to do anything...